Ashtons Franchise Consulting are a specialist franchise consultancy that has been guiding & supporting businesses to grow through franchising since 1981.
We are a team of professional, highly experienced franchise consultants who have helped a wide range of businesses in many industries & sectors to franchise.
From new franchisors to existing franchise expansion into the UK or to international markets, we have the expertise to advise & support the development of your franchise strategy.
In fact we have helped literally 100’s of brands with their franchise objectives.
As long-standing associates of the British Franchise Association, we have a reputation for helping our clients in a different way from many of our competitors,
focusing on working at their pace and budget to deliver what they want – rather than offering a “one size fits all” approach.
We offer a personal, dedicated franchise consultancy service – we are with you throughout your franchise development journey.
Comprehensive Franchise Consultancy & Support
# Advising & Supporting new & existing franchisors build their franchise businesses to achieve their goals
# Franchise Strategy – national & international – expanding UK brands to international markets & launching new franchise brands into the UK
# Network Development & Project Management
# Franchise Feasibility Studies; Franchise programme & commercialization
# Franchise Documentation – detailed preparation of all the required franchise documentation, including Franchise Information Memorandum;
Franchise Prospectus; Franchise Manuals; Legal Agreements (Ashtons Legal); Operating Systems & Processes; Marketing Strategy; Recruitment Process, Training Plans
# Ongoing support strategies to assist franchise businesses to achieve optimum growth & performance
# Advice & support for franchise launch & ongoing client support services as you grow your franchise network
# Franchise Recruitment, Re-Sales & Franchisee Retention strategies.
# Visit our website at www.ashtonsfranchise.com for comprehensive information regarding our franchising services
We approached Ashtons Consulting and quickly shortlisted them along with two other recommended organisations to help us in franchising BizSmart. This was a major decision for us and we wanted to make sure that the partner we chose had the experience but also the desire and the personal touch to help us make a success transition to franchising. Following discussions with a number of franchisors we selected Ashtons and specifically Charlie Dickson as our franchising partner. We have not been disappointed! Charlie’s attention to detail and to our needs has been excellent. Charlie developed a clear plan and kept us to it – despite the current pandemic. Charlie’s support has gone well beyond the ‘mechanics’ of becoming a franchisors and he has helped us with our model and strategy calling on his extensive experience. From a standing start, we went live to ‘market’ at around the 5 month mark and within the first two weeks we have already received two enquiries from potential franchisees. So far a great experience and we are looking forward to Charlie’s continued guidance as we develop our franchise further.
Kevin Brent, Founder & CEO, Biz Smart
“Choosing a consultant is such a big decision for a business but I’m so pleased I chose to work with Ashton’s and Charlie. Communication and clarity of information have been first class and the support and mentoring provided by Charlie has been excellent.”
Kelly Wright, Founder & M.D., The Refillery
The amount of information that Charlie shared with me was incredible, he is extremely knowledgeable. Franchising my business to me was just an idea, Ashtons Franchise Consultancy made it a reality. I had the pleasure of working with Charlie for the past few months and he has been very thorough with his process as well as able to put together all the documents very efficiently. He is very organised. Above all I was impressed with how quickly he responds to emails and being able to provide clear explanations about my queries on franchising. Also, it’s worth mentioning that I am based in London and Charlie traveled from Scotland for meetings. I highly recommend working with Ashtons Franchise Consultancy and Charlie has made it very easy for me to say so.
Marcin Wickowski, CEO, Capital Electrical Wholesalers Ltd
“Working with Charlie has been great for us as he has been instrumental in using his breadth of knowledge, experience and insight to help us tailor our franchise package. He has access to a great network of contacts which have really propelled our business and franchise opportunity to the next level – from targeted territory mapping to a custom-built CRM Booking tool. His expertise has undoubtedly been priceless to us throughout this process and we have always felt that he is genuinely as passionate about our business, ideas and growth as we are, which has given us full confidence in his recommendations.”
Chris Mollison, Director, CycleMe Tots Ltd
“We spoke with several franchise consultants but feel we really made the right choice with Charlie Dickson from Ashtons.
He has helped guide us step by step through what initially seemed like a rather daunting process.
Charlie has that rare ability of being able to communicate the most complex of topics in a clear and understandable manner.
Excellent documentation and well planned meeting agendas to walk through the steps. Charlie always made himself available to lend support and took a genuine interest in our business and its future plans.
We always felt well supported.”
Chris Callan, Chief Operating Officer, Just Clear